ACC [PC] Season Gap [Mon Fun Run] 20th September - Barcelona!

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Competizione PC Week Night League' started by CornfordCaster, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

    RaceOnOZ Fun Race - SUPER SPRINT - Barcelona 2020
    20th September 2021 at 8:00pm
    (AEST - click for time zone info)

    We recommend completely uninstalling custom painted skins from your ACC folders to avoid the excessive join lag issue.

    This round is a SUPER SPRINT:
    • 2 x 30 min race.
    • No Mandatory pitstops.
    • Full formation lap with UI gizmo and car ghosting on. Getting too far out of position can result in being auto-sent to the pits for the start.
    • Server time scale multiplier set at 1x for this round.
      • Practice 1, 45 mins (in game Friday 9am) - OPEN for joining
      • Qualifying, 10 mins (in game Friday 12pm) - OPEN for joining
      • Race 1, 30 mins (in game Saturday 9am) - OPEN for joining
      • Practice 2, 20 mins (in game Saturday 12pm) - OPEN for joining
      • Qualifying, 10 mins (in game Saturday 2pm) - OPEN for joining
      • Race 2, 30 mins (in game Sunday 2pm) - OPEN for joining
    • Weather: "ambientTemp": 26, "cloudLevel": 0.35, "rain": 0.0, "weatherRandomness": 3
    (Weather and session settings may be changed at any time at the admins discretion)

    GT3 Only, Open Choice

    • Redressing is a thing - It's important to redress when you have caused another car to lose position. More info here
    • Start Formation - The Kunos start system isn't perfect and still allows cars to be a fair way out of place by the time the lights go green so we will continue to review starts as a matter of procedure. We will issue warnings or penalties to drivers that we believe are gaining an unfair advantage or disadvantaging other drivers by being out of position.
      • Please respect other drivers and stay in your grid position
      • Do not stay 'ghosted' within any other car especially in the final phase of the formation lap
      • It is not acceptable to take another car's position before the start
      • If ACC fails to give a penalty for being out of position then the Admin team will issue a post race penalty
      • Driver's need to be side by side with their row partner and must maintain a reasonable gap to the cars ahead prior to the lights going green
      • Drivers should stop all weaving and brake warming as soon as the double file segment begins
      • penalties WILL NOT BE CLEARED even if it seems to be a glitch - just take more care!
    • Avoiding pre-start and Lap 1 Carnage! - Take extra care as the lights go green as all cars will be in a tight, accelerating pack:
      • Expect cars to be much closer to you and varying in speed due to all the others around so try to leave a tad more space.
      • Assume there are cars in your blind spots and and on the other side of visible cars until the pack spreads out more.
      • In braking zones you must brake SIGNIFICANTLY earlier than you would in general racing.
      • Avoid sudden direction changes unless you are sure you are well clear.
      • If on a straight section don't drift - stay straight.
      • Approach each situation with caution but execute your driving with intelligence.
      • If you need to redress in this tight pack situation keep going until you can move out of the traffic safely before slowing down
    • Optional use of indicators - Should drivers wish to use indicators to assist with managing lapped traffic, they are to be used as they are used on the road - i.e. you should indicate which way you are going - if you indicate left, you go left. REMEMBER TO TURN THEM OFF AGAIN.
    • All drivers should read the "Rooz Etiquette guide' and "Rules & Regs" linked below before the start of Round 1.
    Race Server Name: [ROOZ] SVR01 [MonFunRun] GT3 Open Choice [Barcelona 2020 - 2x30min]
    Server Password: season6
    • This server is available for practice in the week prior to Monday's race.
    • The server will kick over to official practice at 8:00pm (AEST) on the Monday night.
    • All sessions are open for joining.
    • The server won't show in the multiplayer lobby so you will need to search for "raceonoz" or "rooz".

    All important information for racing is available on our forums, however we strongly advise drivers to join our Discord server for voice and text chat. Sometimes critical information such as server issues, race delays, last minute race format changes, instructions to a specific driver, etc. will be relayed only through the Discord voice channel and text chat. There is also a healthy dose of banter that just makes the round more fun :). Once you sign up for any Season at Rooz you'll be given extra Discord permissions for text chat.

    >> ROOZ Discord Server <<

    Discord voice chat rules and etiquette:
    • if you intend to chat you MUST use push-to-talk. No-none wants to hear your gear clicks, heavy breathing or barking dog in the background.
    • non-excessive chat and banter is OK in Practice sessions.
    • There should be minimal chat in Qualifying sessions - essential questions, statements, apologies etc. only.
    • There should be minimal chat in Race sessions - essential questions, statements, apologies etc. only.
    • If you become frustrated or angry at yourself or another driver please do not push your talk button. Keep it private!
    • Please do not conduct arguments over voice chat. Sort it out later!
    • Abuse will not be tolerated. There's no place for that stuff at Rooz!
    • Please wait until ALL drivers have completed the final lap of a race before discussing your race.
    • Admins may speak at any time in any session for obvious reasons.
    • Feel free to hang around in chat after the race. Many of us like to have a laugh about things that may have happened in the race and it can be a nice wind-down :)

    Unfortunately due to the serious "join freeze" or "join lag" issue we are currently not allowing the use of custom painted skins for this season. Specifically we are talking about skins painted externally and saved as PNG files that are added to ACC.

    We love the idea of custom painted skins and would dearly love to add this rich feature to our league but ultimately the quality of the racing must come first. We have discussed at length a number of ideas and methodologies to try to overcome the problem but these involve arrangements which add complexity for the admin team as well as all drivers involved in the season and still may not result in overcoming the problem. If the situation improves significantly either through better support within ACC or through the community arriving at workable solutions then we will certainly look at allowing custom painted skins into our Monday night league racing.

    If you also love custom painted skins then please help us out by searching high and low for real solutions, and by all means feel free to do some testing on our servers including during our Wednesday fun practice nights.

    At this stage we are not restricting the use of the in-game editor for creating custom colour schemes. This may change if we find that even that system causes serious join lag issues.

    NOTE: As we cannot block the use of skins at the server level we strongly suggest all drivers who sign up to the season remove all custom painted skins from their game installation folders as a precaution. If a custom painted skin has been accidentally left selected on a driver's car when they enter the server during a qualifying session causing join lag they will be immediately disqualified from the round. Any driver that has a copy of that joining driver's selected skin will experience a large join lag as that image is loaded into memory. Every other driver on the server may experience some level of 'join lag' even if they have zero customs skins in their game.

    Thanks for racing at RaceOnOz
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 15, 2021
  2. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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  3. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

    This is the last Monday night race before Season 7 starts, take the chance to try out a couple of cars before you decide next for the next Season or validate your current choice!
  4. UrsineSaturn9

    UrsineSaturn9 Professional Gold Member

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    Apologies to whoever was driving the 999 Mercedes, when we made contact during the race it appeared to me at the time that you had come across the front of me, so I kept going, though on reviewing the replay when I exited the corner even though I straightened up the wheel, my car was already at a slight angle and may have drifted towards you contributing to the contact. Anyway, apologies again.
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  5. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

    Ahh what an unfortunate incident those can always be so hard to judge since you need to be sure that you each open up the steer on the exit the same amount and at similar time, thankfully it's only "Testing"
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  6. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

    I had a blast in my one race tonight. Always fun when Frosty is sitting behind you, reminding you that he's just holding back and waiting for you to make a mistake, and then you do!

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2021
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